This well written work collates state-of-the-art information on IEEE 802 wireless systems, which is intended to provide the necessary theoretical foundation for performance evaluation. Such a comprehensive comparative treatment of all the key standards has not previously been attempted and this is therefore a valuable resource.
The authors focus on the subject of radio regulation and an examination of the existing problems of unlicensed regulation approach (co-existence and Quality of Service), as well as the issue of command-and-control licensing approach for radio regulation (cost of licenses and inefficiency of spectrum usage). Other hot topics that are explored in depth are traffic modelling and event-driven stochastic simulation. The code of the simulation model is included with an accompanying website that allows readers access to a more in depth analysis of wireless standards.
* Offers a comprehensive description and evaluation of IEEE 802 (including 802.11 a, b, g, h, e, k (Wi-Fi and WLAN), 802.15 (UWB), 802.16 (Wi-media) standards using a fresh, engaging approach that explores future application scenarios as well as current constraints and limitations of existing standards.
* Provides state-of-the-art advice on wireless communication and radio regulation, focusing on hot topics such as spectrum etiquette, the sharing of licensing bands and game theory.
* Provides the necessary theoretical foundation for performance evaluation using analytical models and simulation approaches. The source code of the simulation model is included in an accompanying website.
* Illustrates points using numerous diagrammatic examplesand ends each chapter with a summary, bibliography and practical exercises.
This excellent publication is ideal for wireless communications consultants, R&D specialists, and engineers in industry. It is also suitable for graduate students who are familiar with the field of wireless networking and who want to gain greater knowledge of the current status of IEEE 802 standards.